Recipe: Skinny Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad



RESIDENT MOM RECIPE REVIEW: "Are you looking for a delicious, yet refreshing lunch? Try this Skinny Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad! It's incredibly easy to make and put together. The ingredients are probably things you already have in your refrigerator and pantry! My two children love salads and this was a great healthy lunch for them to enjoy, too! You could surely add other vegetables to this salad also. Instead of buying a pre-made dressing, this recipe also has a great low calorie dressing you make from scratch!” – Jessica, Resident Mom, April 2015


Save time on this recipe by using Bolthouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano Yogurt Dressing. Use 1/2 cup for the entire recipe or top each serving with 2 tablespoons of dressing for only 45 calories!

Skinny Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Measurement Per Serving: 3 cups



8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta, dry

8 cups Romaine lettuce (approximately 2 heads)

8 ounces rotisserie chicken, shredded

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

20 fat-free Caesar croutons

2 tablespoons Sargento® Grated Parmesan Cheese


2 tablespoons light mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon reduced-fat Sargento® Grated Parmesan Cheese

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ tablespoon minced garlic

¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon water


    Cook pasta according to package directions.

    Using a fork or your fingers, remove pieces of breast meat from the rotisserie chicken and place in a large bowl. Add Romaine lettuce, cooked pasta and cherry tomatoes and toss well.

    In a separate small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, pour over salad and toss lightly.

    Add 3 cups of salad per plate and top each with 5 croutons and ½ tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (3 cups with dressing)

Calories: 336

Calories from fat: 30

Fat: 5g

Saturated fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 32mg

Sodium: 351mg

Carbohydrates: 50g